Founded in 1997, Charleston ENT and Allergy is South Carolina’s largest ENT practice with 17 ENT physicians, 2 allergists, 8 advanced practice practitioners, and 16 audiologists. We have 11 locations throughout the lowcountry including Beaufort, Bluffton, and Hilton Head South Carolina.
Charleston ENT and Allergy is looking for enthusiastic and motivated Audiology Externs to join our team. Our Audiology Department will provide an excellent externship experience as we provide a wide variety of audiology services for all ages. You will work alongside experienced audiologists and renowned otolaryngologist and otologists.
Our fast paced offices will provide experience in the following to ensure you leave your externship as an exceptional audiologist in many facets:
Diagnostic audiological testing for pediatrics and adults
Newborn hearing screenings
Vestibular testing (VNG)
ABR testing (both sedated and natural sleep)
Hearing aid evaluations, fitting, follow up and troubleshooting with multiple hearing aid manufacturers
Ear plug fitting and dispensing
Osseointegrated device fitting and dispensing
Establish patient rapport, gather a thorough case history, and counsel patients on all of the above
To apply, please provide:
Letter of intent
3 Letters of Recommendation (at least 2 must be from clinic supervisors and the other can be from a professor)
Externship Application Timeline
Application Period: June 15-September 30
Phone Interviews: August 1-October 11
On-site Interviews: October 1-November 15
NOTE: This will be a multi-round interview process which includes an on-site interview.
Offers Made: On or before November 30
Primary Practice Setting:
ENT group practice
Number of Audiologists at the site:
4 FTE Masters Degree 11 FTE Au.D. 0 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 0 FTE professional support staff (technicians/audiometric assistants) 0 FTE Clerical Support Staff
Number of Audiology Students each year:
0 1st year AuD Clinical Rotations 0 2nd year 0 3rd year 2 4th year Externships
Will interview travel be compensated?
Continuing education opportunities?
Yes as discussed during interview
Expected hours/days a week:
40 hours a week
Travel to satellite centers required?
Yes 30 miles from main office to satellite location
Local students preferred:
Does the externship site provide orientation to relevant clinical policies and procedures?
Does the externship site provide instructions about patient's rights and providing patient education?
Does the externship site provide orientation to quality assessment, quality assurance and quality improvement?
Externship site expects the extern to have mastered these skills before they begin their clinical externship:
-successful completion of university coursework practicums -excellent communication skills -self motivation
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
-See list above as far as skills mastered during externship year
Clinical opportunities that will be given to the extern:
Pediatric evaluations: infant/toddler
Pediatric evaluations: school-age
Adult hearing evaluations
Auditory processing evaluations
Evoked potential assessments
Intra-operative monitoring cases
Hearing aids dispensed
Hearing aid selection/fitting
Audiologic rehabilitation (group or individualized)
Cochlear implant evaluations
Cochlear implant rehabilitation
Consortium or collaborative arrangements with other sites?
How frequently will the externship site communicate with the university during the externship?
Communication or other support do expected or required from the university during the externship:
Charleston ENT and Allergy is a private practice located in Historic Charleston, SC in addition to Beaufort, Bluffton, and Hilton Head, SC. The Premier ENT Practice and Hearing and Balance Center in the South Carolina Lowcountry consists of 17 ENT physicians, 2 allergists, 8 mid-level providers, and 16 audiologists.